Aubameyang slams Gabon decision to name his father as manager

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has criticised the football federation (FEGAFOOT) decision to appoint his father as national team coach and said Pierre Aubame did not want the job.

Vinicius called into Real squad for Espanyol game

MADRID (Reuters) - Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr. has been called into the Real Madrid squad for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Espanyol, taking the youngster closer to his debut for the European champions following his move from Flamengo.

Cahill considers leaving Chelsea over lack of playing time

(Reuters) - Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is considering leaving the Premier League club in January as he is frustrated with the lack of game time he is getting under new coach Maurizio Sarri.

Arsenal's Emery says club can cope without Gazidis

(Reuters) - Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said he would have preferred if Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis had not opted to join AC Milan, but is confident the north London club can cope with his departure.

Sabah well-armed to tackle Warriors on their home ground

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Cup surprise package Sabah won’t underestimate Kelantan when they clash in the first leg of the quarter-finals at the Sultan Mohd IV Stadium tonight.

Malcom, Pablo get first call-ups for Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Barcelona forward Malcom got his first Brazil call-up on Friday in a largely familiar squad to face Saudi Arabia and Argentina in October friendlies.

Spanish federation delays approval of Girona-Barca in Miami

BARCELONA (Reuters) - La Liga's plans to move Girona's fixture with Barcelona on Jan. 26 to Miami hang in the balance after the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) declined to authorise the move until it received more information on the game.

Newcastle boss wants FA to deal with Zaha comments

(Reuters) - Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez said on Friday that he was surprised the Football Association had not looked into Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha's comments that he was not being given enough protection by referees.

Veteran Tabarez signs new deal as Uruguay coach

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Oscar Tabarez has signed a new four-year deal as Uruguay coach that will extend his record as the world's most experienced national manager, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) said on Friday.

Mendy sidelined as City attempt to bounce back at Cardiff

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City will be without France full back Benjamin Mendy against Cardiff City on Saturday after manager Pep Guardiola said he has a "bone injury" in his foot.